Porcello’s Perfecto

Seton Hall Prep High (West Orange, N.J.) senior righty Rick Porcello threw a seven inning perfect game Saturday.

The consensus top prep pitcher in the country needed just 77 pitches, 60 of which were strikes, to shutout Newark (N.J.) Academy 2-0.

“Today, everything just came together and I was able to throw any of my pitches for strikes in any count and at any point in the game,” said Porcello from his home Saturday. “I would say today was my best performance up to this point.”

Porcello said his fastball, “hit 97 (mph) in the first inning and 95 in the seventh.”